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USGS 03023100 French Creek at Meadville, PA

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STATION.--03023100 FRENCH CREEK AT MEADVILLE, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 41`37'57", long 80`09'35", Crawford County, Hydrologic Unit 05010004, on left bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Mercer Street at Meadville, 300 ft downstream from Mill Run, 2,600 ft downstream from Cussewago Creek, and at mile 30.5.
DRAINAGE AREA.--788 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1988 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,058.83 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to October 27, 1989, water-stage recorder at site 2,300 ft upstream at different datum.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-11 ft; Flood stage-14 ft; Moderate flood stage-16 ft; Major flood stage-17 ft.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated beginning October 1971 by Union City Reservoir 43 mi upstream, serving as a retarding basin, and Woodcock Creek Lake 9.0 mi upstream. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge 25,800 ft3/s April 1947, gage height, 17.05 ft; maximum gage height 17.60 ft, January 1959 (backwater from ice), site and datum then in use.
COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

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00065 Gage height 2014-08-22  2014-12-20
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-12-20
00045 Precipitation 2014-08-22  2014-12-20

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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.03   12-20-2014  11:15 EST
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2,640   12-20-2014  11:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 20 based on 25 years of record more
Min
(1999)
25th
percen-
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Median Mean Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 20
75th
percen-
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Max
(1991)
172 1540 1960 2330 2640 3200 5610